Steel Sculpture by Roy Mackey
Sculpture made from
brand new virgin steel
"Naked Man" 8ft high sheet steel
"mature and intelligent work" ... "I saw some good work on your website... especially the very inventive hammer variations"... Ivan Karp
OK Harris Works Of Art
Recent work Nine Reflections 48 x 36 x 2"
See my Modified Hammers in
The New York Times
To see these modified hammers in the New York Times
click the picture or the link here!
Check out V&M's Ultra Cool Site!
To see my modified hammers in New York at V&M click the picture
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In the odd event you would like to wing by and check out our studio feel free. We are almost always here working away just begging for an excuse to take a break. If you are in the hood you can just call us from the front door or if you are coming in from somewhere nicer then it may be a good idea to phone a bit ahead to make sure we have not stepped out for coffee. This is a great chance to see our unusual live work studio, my strange steel sculpture, Marta's huge abstract paintings, my 32 year old blue and gold macaw Sweetie and also check out my vintage tool collection. Often we have vintage junk here for sale also. Most seem to really enjoy the tour. Take a breather from your hectic pace to see something out of the ordinary, score a coffee and some candy bars too boot.
Thanks for winging by my site!!
Park your surfboard and stay awhile.
Here is a fairly complete list of all the artwork that I have done over the last 100 years or so. It starts from my most recent and works back. The available work is priced. Prices of course subject to changing depending on my mood.
Don't click here if you have a dial up internet connection!!
Here is my newest series of paintings. The unknown magic of copper for your infinite reflection and contemplation.
I started doing these steel "paintings" back in 1995. Then I just used mild steel. Now that I can finally afford stainless steel I have been using it. These works really create a sense of reflective movement in the place.
This is one from my series of chairs. These are all made from 20 gauge sheet steel. They are hollow inside with no armature and thus are a lot lighter than they first appear.
Here are some works from my ongoing series of Crosses that I started back in 1993. I may be adding a couple more to this collection shortly.
This is one from my series of modified hammers. So far I have done around forty or so. Some have not yet been photographed.
Here is a collection of my smaller art and pocket sculpture. Almost all my key chains in this series are hollow and rattle when shaken. I did a ton of the plain steel ones while living in Nanaimo. Most now are likely in landfills throughout the country and impossible to find.
Here is a piece from my presently ongoing series of candle holders. These junk candle holders are all made from perfectly good stuff. They are a very reasonable way to score a signed, dated and documented piece of my artwork on the cheap.
This is a series of door signs I have done for the entrance door to our studio. Some we have used for a month or two some maybe a year or so. I change them whenever I get the urge and inspiration for something new.
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I rarely do commissions. Mostly because I am too lazy. Also I am a lousy fabricator! Being a good fabricator is an art in itself. Not an art I am good at. I do sculpture which if you think is fabricating then you are missing the point.
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or if you are reeeeally bored...
I am set up in my studio to do robotic cnc plasma cutting. If you need a lot of parts cut out of metal I may be the person to talk to.
Here is a quick... ok kinda long video on my two books.
actually 2:12 long
Can't sleep? Then this is the place for you. Senseless ramblings about dull and boring subjects that are of little interest to anyone.
Here what other people thought about the time they wasted on this site.
Here is how you cram a lot of stuff in a small space and keep it feeling open and airy.
Note: This website shows pretty well all the work that I have completed since starting back in 1984. I am kind of guessing but about 200 one of a kind pieces not including my modified hammers, candle holders or key chains etc. This may not seem like a lot of work until you consider some of the pieces like the man at the top of this page took seven months of ten hour days to complete. When you buy a piece of this work you are buying a part of this almost thirty year collection. Even though some of the series works have similarities they are still all hand made originals made by me. This site also acts as a place to document the originality of the work you buy or bought. If you don't see it here odds are very good that I never made it.
Check out my latest easy reading e-Book!!!
Hey Everyone, I have now slashed the price on my latest e-book on my Bad Ads. Now for an undetermined time the price is FREE!! no money down, no interest, no payments ever again!!! you can download it instantly by just clicking on the picture. This will give you all my crazy Craigslist ads in one go. One hundred and thirty three pages of easy reading for you summer sunshine pleasure.
Click on the picture above to read more.
Yes everyone needs to have a garage sale in their life. My guess is the good stuff will go fast. Early birds welcome!! Cash talks! No high-ballers, the price listed is as high as I will go. All stuff fully guaranteed until you leave the studio!!
Believe it or not it can be done!!! Having a special living room does help though.
Here is a small collection of tool tricks that might come in handy in your shop or studio.
Here is a glimpse into my shed which is full of strange and unusual junk I don't want to sell.
Mother hopes to have sons book banned from production... "It's all lies" she was quoted as saying... "I never had any guns." "We are pretty sure now we never fed him enough when he was a kid. Either that or maybe it was that agent orange of mine he got into... might have even been the time he got into my napalm stash.... that kid always was a little weird"
Here is a collection of strange things I have come across. Worthless junk to those with no eye or average consumer mentality. Pure art and history to those with vision and finer tastes.
Click on the doors in this picture...
They will open you up to even more time wasting fun... on down the rabbit hole
Here is some junk I am looking for but too cheep to buy! If you want to do a trade I may be game. What the hell if you want to get rid of your junk for some junk then check this out.
Well now it gets even worse... probably time you got back to work... hey isn't that you wife, husband or partner calling? Well no big deal not much intelligent below this point anyway.
Well take here see you again!!!
You were warned...
Haven't had enough I see or maybe just can't sleep. Well either way thanks for stopping by!!! Don't forget if you need a break from the rat race and hyperness of modern life then you may want to score one of my books. The breath of fresh air will recharge you.
Score my business card for only $20. ??!!!
"Note... very limited supply"
How to burn money....
Think about it… almost every "moveable" thing you buy other than gold, silver, art and antiques will be in the landfill well before you die. In fact most within two or three years. It will also depreciate to almost nothing within the first few days or years of purchase. What little worth your big screen TV has, the day after you buy it, is quickly diminished by the new "bigger" screen tv the moment it comes out. Consumables are not only expensive but become worthless and tacky junk in such a short time. Have you ever wondered why you are not rich by now? How could you if every dime you spend is destined to end up in the landfill or become worthless in such a short time. This might also explain why the rich spend so much money on gold, silver, art and antiques...
Hey anyone out there know of a large warehouse space or interesting classic building for rent... around 2000 to 5000 sq ft for $1200. a month range?....: ) ok maybe a little more. Needs to have 16 ft ceilings and smooth cement floor. If so let me know. If all goes well I might be setting up production on my time machines.If nothing else will be welding more weird steel sculpture in. We have outgrown our present studio. Open to all sorts of ideas.
Just to clarify some rumors here...
In order to dispel the myths going around that I don't have a clue when it comes to welding I made up this post card. Drill bits are a lot harder to weld that it would seem. You can pretty well see I got a nice bead on this one and now don't have to throw it out.
To send your comments and opinions:
NOTE: It now appears that my email has won... I can no longer keep up with replies. I would have to live on the computer non stop to likely even catch up. I do read everything though and really appreciate all your comments good or bad!!! If things do slow down or I ever get my disorganized life sorted out things might change but for now its not looking good. A big thanks though in advance for your comments just the same!!! In the meantime I will reply to all that I can.
Hey got any copper wire like this kicking around you wana trade for some art? Investment art for investment copper. I need a bunch of copper for an art project and am willing to do a trade, part trade or give you a credit on something later. I will give you more than the scrap yard will and you will get cool art for your kids to throw away when you die.
Now I am not looking for a truckload and it has to be like or similar to the wire shown here in the pics. Give or take on the wire size is fine. We can even weigh it on my honest to goodness no springs attached antique Holy Toledo weight scale. It does not have to be stripped either as long as the coating is not aluminum. it also has to be two feet or longer. Might seem kind of dumb based on my art prices but copper can add up pretty dam fast.
Antique 1917' ish Holy Toledo No Springs Attached Weigh Scale
I picked this beauty up off a local businessman who was shutting down his business. I was going to offer him less when I bought it but luckily I never. Turns out he was from Saskatchewan. Not sure if you know much about those Saskatchewan types or not but they are tough and sharp. Not only that they live forever!! This guy was over 80 and I tell you I would not want to be in the ring with him... death stare Kung Fu or not!! My Dad always told me to watch out for them since men from out there don't grow old they just grow tougher and smarter. Man this guy was obvious proof of that!!
Either way thanks to his kind and generous demeanor he gave me a hell of a deal. So along with some great filing cabinets and other junk home it came with us. This scale is a prime example of stuff made by men with pride and commitment to quality you just don't see any more. A thing of beauty that still works like new.... 80 or more years later!!!!
Here is a vintage 1947ish Black and Decker 3/4 hp bench grinder I picked up. I had been looking for one similar to this for a long time so I can finally dump one of my last cheapo imported ones. Right now I think I am running six bench grinders last count... This one was way more than I could afford at the time but common sense is not one of my biggest traits. Did I say they don't makem like this any more?... Oh I am also still looking for one more... got anything similar or maybe smaller kicking around?
Junk candle holders made from good useable stuff !!!
Though the prices on the candle holders continues to go up they are still a good deal if you like signed original art as an investment. Sure some of the earlier ones sold cheaper than they are now but hey... early birds get the deals. Just same with land values about to totally collapse here in Vancouver it may be a good time for a back up investment plan... you do have a back up plan right.... I knew a guy stateside who didn't and the bank stole his house and then arranged to wipe out his credit rating. Ever hear of the saying about carrying all your eggs in one basket.... Anyway check out this link if you want to see more of them before it's too late.
There are presently over 170 available.
give or take a few...
Most of these have a very cool feel to them when you hold them.
Something you have to feel to appreciate.
If you want to grab one feel free to phone anytime.
Good luck picking out though...
Two things to learn from this picture... first icing is not just for cakes... and wonderbars make a great breakfast when served with a hot cup of black coffee... not shown.
Remember point #1. God invented fruit to tide us over until we could invent chocolate bars!!!
Remember point #2. Stressed is desserts spelled backwards!!!
Remember point #3. Always eat your dessert first... the world could end any minute and it would go to waste!!!
Remember point #4. Cake is always an easy and fast breakfast. Often with less sugar than normal breakfast cereal!!
Remember point #5. Too much candy will kill you... but then again too much life will kill you also!!!
Remember point #6. Always keep extra icing on hand for a fast and easy dose of sugar. Taken with black coffee makes a very energizing, easy to digest breakfast.
Aaaahhhh gourmet fresh baked pumpkin pie. You just can't beat it course you gotta be able to afford it. Which is why we have a piece of "Cheep Crusty" Pumpkin pie from Safewaste. Ok not quite as good but you can make it better with a little smarts. Just get yourself a couple of tubs of "Betty's Crocka Icing". I stock up when they have the two for one "something's probably wrong with this batch" sale. Next make sure the pie is quite cold. Since most products at Safewaste are mostly oil then it has to be very cold. After that just spread on a nice thick layer of icing. The nice thing about cutting the piece first you can spread the icing on the sides also. I tell you it is cheaper than whip cream and your kids will love it. Stay tuned for my new book.... a hundred and one ways to save money by eating icing.
Note: all the free junk is right at the bottom of this page.
Herez my latest junk find. A genuine 1956 Delta Unisaw. A big thanks to Erik for helping me find the year of this beast. Luckily it has the original motor and even rarer is the cast iron motor cover and blade guard!! Runs smooth as butter. I will probably attach a band aid kit to the side if I plan to use it much. It was a little dirtier than this but I cleaned it up before taking these shots. Though these saws look sweet when smothered in fresh make-up I prefer the natural and original patina. Evidence of its history and age. At this rate I expect this thing will be wore out by around 3010. By then I am going to be doing something different anywayz.
Though I rarely talk about it I have always had a life long dream to work in the corporate world. I figured if I got into some kind of easy money career like art it would be perfect. My plan is to make enough money so that I can finally go to school, become a corporate lawyer and move to New York. I am pretty sure by the time this saw is wore out I should have enough money saved. After that it will easy street, eating bagels and cream cheese every day!!!
Food From the Brown Color Group
Here might be some information for those who are concerned about their diets. I read somewhere that it is good to eat foods from all color groups. It sounded good to me though I did not read the whole book... actually I just looked at the pictures but kinda got the point anyway. Here is a meal from the brown category. If you notice the donuts are brown, the coffee though darker is also brown, then of course the caramel sauce for the donuts is also brown. Man it was a quick energy meal to wake up to. I really think there is something to this food color thing. To make it even better I made sure it was "fat free" coffee. The donuts did not have the sugary coating, and the caramel sauce was low in fat! Delicious and apparently good for you. I know I was buzzing with energy. I might just check into this food color thing some more.
A Tale of Mystery
I have to say at times I am a magnet for the strangest things. These two pieces of junk are no exception. About 18 years ago, when I was a lot smarter, I stumbled across the front steel horse. It was the score of a lifetime and could barely believe it when I found it. I had been checking ditches for food when I saw it placed by the street next to the garbage cans. This was back in Nanaimo when I lived there. That was of course when the city would drag away whatever you tossed at them. After that they hired accountants.
Anyway I was amazed and drug the thing home as quickly as I could. I kept it ever since and in fact I still have it buried away in my vault. Actually the mothership told me to keep it so I did. Anyway awhile ago Marta and I were hitting some garage sales and we came across this one. I could not believe it. After finding the first one I have been watching for them and have not seen another. The closest I ever came was seeing one or two online after hours of searching. I only remember the plastic ones never seen them in metal before but apparently they did make them. To find two almost exactly the same was pretty cool to say the least. Especially both being in such similar shape and color. Unfortunately though I don't want to sell these. I have some plans for them down the road.
Ok this was kind of strange... Marta and I were having another great day in paradise when we decided that we needed more junk food to eat. It was decided we would take the Benz since it was closer than the truck and neither of us felt like walking too far just to get candy. Well while we were getting strapped in I happened to notice the mileage was right on the 100,000 mark!!! Wow talk about the odds of it hitting that mark right when we parked it!!! The last time we drove it was out to the airport to pick up my latest mission papers from the CIA but I never noticed the mileage then. I did know it was getting close. Kind of strange. The first thing I thought was it must be our lucky day and maybe we should send some packages off to more galleries!!! Marta then had a better idea and said lets wish for a sale at holocostco on chocolate bars. We are going to run out there tomorrow and see.
Here is a really weird thing. Yes it appears to be just an antique hand saw with a cast iron handle. A simple sort of thing really but if you held on to it you would see what I mean. This thing feels absolutely incredible in your hand!!! I have never held a saw that felt so good. It is hard to believe how well it fits your hand. The strange thing is you will never find a saw in any store today that feels this good. I wonder why after all the big new word in marketing these last few years has been Ergonomic. We are in the middle of the high tech age and almost nothing comes even close to feeling as good as this one does. Whatz wrong with this picture? Hard to say but if you are by my studio sometime and want to hold this saw you can for a toonie. It will be the best two bucks you ever spent. I plan on taking this saw to Mexico next time. That way when I am lying there in the sun nursing that margarita in one hand I can have this saw in the other hand for the perfect Zen state!!!
Herez Sweetie, my blue and gold macaw... bit of a mean beast to say the least. If she can reach you then you need band aids for sure but more likely surgery. If you don't believe me you will after you see how she saws up wood like it was cake!! Of course she is real nice to me but then she has had 28 years to get used to me. She loves to travel, bite, eat peanuts, and ride Harleys... trouble is I sold my last one so shez been out of luck. She still has not forgiven me for that move. Eventually I will buy her another one. This link below will give you a couple of clues on how to keep your parrot alive longer than a lot of pet stores might want.....
Here is a cool old brass Nabob coffee spoon or scoop. According to my grandmother everyone had one of these for scooping out their real coffee they had. That was back before the government started adding the mind control drugs to it which is why a lot of the coffees now have what I call a "burnt roast" taste to them. Though apparently the government has come up with a new formula so it no longer makes the coffee taste burnt or bitter. I tried the new stuff at Starbucks the other day and was really surprised at how smooth it tasted and it was a dark roast too boot. I am not normally a fan of dark roast since it has less caffeine than light roast. Anyway there used to be millions of these scoops around back then. I guess they gave them away for free after you bought a few pounds of coffee or so. I remember the old Nabob coupons back when I was a kid on the farm. Apparently a lot of these old scoops got handed down to the next generation who being a bit of a mindless sort threw them out and opted for the newer carcinogenic plastic ones so they could be trendy.
Here is one of my latest acquisitions. A mid fifties Dewalt radial arm saw. I was not really looking for one of these but saw this one advertised and thought I should at least look at it. At first look I was not that impressed but as I looked at it more I could see these are interesting beasts. It originally belonged to the sellers grandfather who along with him kept it in near mint condition. Probably not that easy to find something like this again I thought. So considering I had previously noticed what appeared to be my ship on the horizon I offered him the last of my food money for next month. Just as he was about to call the cops on me I asked for his counter offer. Fortunately for me he was a very generous type and countered with an easy offer. Thus thanks to some cheap-skating on my part and generosity on his a deal was made. Now that I have had a chance to take a good look at it I think it is going to be a great addition to my vintage tool collection that will actually get a lot of use. On top of that since we have no more food money I could set it up in the kitchen right on top of the stove!!! To read more about this saw click here and then scroll down:
Here is Sweetie doing here famous head swinging ring necking freak out!!
Check out this weld... not the best but I was using a new/old torch I just bought. A vintage Meco Aviator Jet. What a sweet beast to weld with and fits your hand like a glove. This shot is a zoom in with a normal pencil for reference. Pretty thin weld bead in fact well under 1/16th of an inch. I will be posting my dangerous, mackey mouse five torch welding set up shortly. Works like a dang though...
Your Dad's Workshop
One man's junk is another mans junk... I mean gold. I just want to note here that I am always interested in old junk and power tools. I would love to look around your... or your Dad's old workshop. Even if you don't want to sell anything or you think it is all junk anyway. If you have stuff you don't know what to do with and want an honest outside opinion before you sell or dispose of it give me a call. Needless to say I am a starving artist and can't pay much for anything I buy but I can point you at least in the right direction if money is important. Otherwise I can help you make sure the junk ends up in appreciating hands. What might look like junk to you probably is but there are fools out there like me who love this type of stuff. Don't let you or your Dad's old unwanted junk tools go to the landfill !!!
If you are thinking of selling junk but don't know much about it I can assure you that what you think is pure junk is likely worth more than the stuff you think is worth something. Give me a call if you want another two bit, uneducated opinion on what to do. Or if you do have an old junky workshop that you would not mind some artist looking around in and taking photos for my next book then give me a call.
Here is one of my copper on steel pieces. This one is titled "Seven Rings" Actually the base is separate from the piece. I have done a few of these pieces and finally got some pics of them. 48 x 36 x 2"
Here is a shot of my latest gem. A genuine mid fifties 14" Beaver Band Saw! For it's age this one has been kept in pristine condition. A big thanks to Alan for this one. His dad originally bought it around 1955 or so. He got it after his dad was no longer using it and now I picked it up. Luckily for me Alan was reasonable with the price and let me hauler away for my counter offer. After a little clean-up I dug out the band-aids and tried it out. I am not much of a woodworker but sure seems to cut nice to me. In fact I am thinking of keeping it over by the fridge for cutting bread with!! Not sure Marta would go along with that though after all it is kind of noisy. A little wood dust on the white bread might even give it a little nutrition... or at least fiber anyway. The cool thing about this one is it has the original cast iron base legs with the beaver emblem embossed in them.
Here is another classic find we just picked up. I was looking for something to sleep on when I am working in my welding area and bumped into this one. It's actually a very odd chair. After getting it home and taking a close look the attention to detail is amazing. All the welds were polished before the plating went on. The chrome is definitely not the accountant approved "tissue plate" they normally do these days. You can tell by the "wet" feel real chrome plating has. This chair not only reclines to almost horizontal it also folds up for easy storage!! It is also very comfortable. I don't have any clue as to how old it is but either way it is a real gem. Not sure I want to use it in my welding area now. Goes nice with the rest of our junk though so it is definitely a keeper. If you have any ideas as to who and when this was made would love to hear them.
The lord may givith but it's the landfill that
Now that I finally have a suggestion box
I am always open to new ideas etc.
I fished this one out of a dumpster out behind the Telus building. It had been overheated too many times so the safety kick-out switch was stuck. Once I fixed that it worked like new.
You know I sometimes forget how sweet it is having a robotic cnc plasma table in my studio. Even though I almost never use it for my art it is still one sweet machine. This is a close up of a piece of ten gauge hot rolled plate right off the machine prior to clean-up!!! They take a little figuring to get working just right every time but once you do... I cut a lot of brackets mounts and plates around my studio which is not only fun but sure cuts out the hard labor. Sure they cost a lot of beer but are a hell of a lot more fun that heading off to the washroom all the time!! : ) There are a lot of different brands out there but I am sold on ...
Here is some more junk I picked up so that I can store more smaller junk I will be picking up soon. Just like I have always said it takes junk to store junk. Picked these beauties up at The Found & The Freed on the corner of Powell and Victoria Drive in the old Hamilton Building. I have been looking for more of these for awhile now and finally was able to con them out of these three. Yes more vintage classics that will soon be full of other useless vintage stuff I think I have to have but don't really need but too stupid to realize it.
Here is a shot of a tricky little weld I recently did for a friend of mine. I welded a small nut to the head of a machine screw. Luckily I only had to do it once which surprised the hell out of me. This is one of the reasons I am such a fan of tig welding over mig. There is so much more versatility with tig. Mind you it is not the end all be all but if you are on a budget and can't buy both then I would take a tig any day. Just my two bits....
Well just when I decide to not buy any more vintage tools along comes another must have. This one is a 1947ish Delta Milwaukee. They kept this same design for years it appears but the older ones have a few differences. This one is incredible to hear running. Sounds almost like a sewing machine. The seller was a decent guy with an interesting life story. Trouble is he was asking a fair price.... fair is always over my budget... life of an artist... So I head faked him with the "This money was supposed to pay for my grandmothers face lift to help spark her modeling career" story. Well that didn't budge him an inch. I tried the "well here goes next months food money" story. Still no luck. So then I switched my strategy and just grabbed it for his asking price. Hell I could always deal with Marta later. Well he took the cash I took the tool and we both were happy. Because it had the original hard to find light and the original stand and also the belt guard I was sold. It has a couple of little uglies but nothing serious so far anyway. Cuts like a dream. Oh and this is a one hundred percent "plastic free" tool.
Here was another strange score. I vintage tin of car wax! Check out the 1959 Finmobile on the can! They don't make cars like that any more... thank God!! Can you imagine parking pigs like that? Anyway this wax works very well still. Used it on some of my vintage tools. My guess is it contains the exact same ingredients that all the new waxes have. Accountants love tricks like that... just change the label and marketing and call it something NEW!!!
Hey.... you like magnets?
If so you'll love this one!!
A 47 pounder!!!
I tell you I get some real cool deals from the crew on the mothership. This was the latest score. It is a 49 pound kind of horse shoe shaped magnet with a lot of power. In fact here it is show with over fifty pounds of steel balls stuck to it. You can throw a hammer at this thing and it will suck it out of the air!! It is incredible!! I actually needed this for my time machine for the longest time but now came up with a better idea. Thus I will be making this into a sculpture.
Studio shot in my welding area
Did you know that no man... or woman for that matter has ever gone into a hardware store wanting a drill bit.
What they really wanted was a hole
!!! FREE STUFF !!!
NOW GETS EVEN EASIER
OK I am finally going to make the free stuff even easier!!! Yes it is true. I am going to start listing any new free stuff here at the very bottom of my home page. For a couple of reasons actually. The first to make it easier for me. The second is to give you a chance at a free bonus for actually making it all the way down to the bottom of this page!! Thus in the future I will list free stuff here. If you see something here listed for free... and can come by right away to pick it up then phone me and let me know. If you can't pick it up until tomorrow... then phone me tomorrow! If it is something I state I am willing to mail out then feel free to phone me anytime. After the free stuff is gone I will then move it over to the Free Stuff Taken page. Maybe for any "American Nosepicker" types out there that like to dig around a bit I might just lop the odd thing in the Free Stuff Taken page.
Oh and don't forget to read the Free Stuff Rules which are also on the Free Stuff Taken page!!!
TAKEN... by Andy Hnatyshyn of Vancouver BC Thumbs up to Andy for having the guts to make to the bottom of this almost bottomless home page!!! Very few get down this far except those with vision, ambition, tolerance and the urge to hunt... for deals that is. FREE !!!! Cool candle holder, signed, dated and documented and it's FREE!!! Hell of a deal I know since if you go to my candle holder series page you will see it listed there for $375 bucks!!! Crazy I know after all who the hell would pay that for this thing other than some smart art investor? Either way it is yours for FREE but there are some catches. To get it free you have to phone me just before you head over to pick it up. Nope... I cannot save it for you. Nor can I ship it to you. If you live in Boston and are heading out in the car tomorrow then I may consider holding it until you get here. Basically this free one goes to the first person heading over to pick it up. Oh... it's about 31" high. Oct/17/2012.
Every day for an artist is like a holiday for normal hard working people....
Every payday for normal hardworking people is like a holiday to artists....
Did you know that both, "a cup half full" or "a cup half empty" are impossibilities.
Every cup is always full.
The only thing that can happen is the mixture of ingredients inside the cup can vary.
If you can't take it with you...
Then why bother going?
Here is some free health advice...
If you are not careful the negative voices in your head
will start showing up on your face!
Smile lines start growing in that empty space between your ears
and then expand out to your face.
Isn't it funny....
We all hate lawyers until our neighbor falls a tree on our house
Finally you made it... Thanks for stopping by!!!
Hey thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed your stay. If you are ever in town and want to wing by, feel free. We are almost always here.... day in ... and day out... and day in... An extra big thanks to all of you outside of Canada that have stopped by. Hopefully you did not take this site all that seriously. Stop by again soon!!
If the good die young then that leaves the rest of us
assholes here to try and figure out how to get along.
Being an artist does require a certain level of positivity in order to maintain sanity.
Ok... one more shot....
This website serves a couple of purposes. The first is to document all the work I have done. Virtually all the work I have ever made is documented here. Some sold works are not photographed well but here just the same. The only exception is some of the early small key chains and candle holders. If you have a larger piece that you bought off me and don't see here let me know and I can authenticate it and post the picture here.
Due to the nature of this work each piece is like a thumb print. I could not duplicate one of my own pieces even if I tried. There are too many variables like how the metal warps or the way the bead of weld cools etc.
The second purpose is to show you my work. If you ever want to see any of this work in person we are almost always around the studio so feel free to wing on by.